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Species Rhopalomyia grossulariae - Gooseberry gall midge


A catalog of the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) of the world
By Gagné, R. J.
Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington No. 25, 408 pp., 2004

Die Gallmücken des Königl. Museums für Naturkunde zu Berlin
By Rübsaamen, E. H.
Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 37: 319-411, 1892
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The gooseberry gall midge or bud deformer
By Houser, J. S.
Journal of Economic Entomology 5: 180-184, 1912
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Update for a catalog of the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) of the world. Digital version 1.
By Gagné, R. J.
USDA ARS SEL, 2010
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A catalog of the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) of the world
By Gagné, R. J.
Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington No. 25, 408 pp., 2004

Rhopalomyia grossulariae n. sp.
By Felt, E. P.
Journal of Economic Entomology 4: 347, 1911
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Key to Adults of North American Genera of the Subfamily Cecidomyiinae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
By Raymond J. Gagne
Zootaxa, 2018
Link to abstract here:
https://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/22775

"Keys to the subfamilies of Cecidomyiidae and to the 150 genera of Cecidomyiinae known to occur in North America are presented. Information is given within the key for each of the genera on distribution, number of species and habits. Patterns of general distribution for the subfamily are discussed. A glossary to anatomical terms is included".

The wood midges (Diptera: Lestremiidae) of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
By John Plakidas
Loyalfield, 2017
Abstract: The wood midges (Diptera: Lestremiidae) from Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA are presented. Thirty eight species in twenty three genera have been recorded. A detailed larval, pupal and adult diagnosis is also provided for the first time which supports the monophyly of the Lestremiidae (Diptera). One new genus and species, Cratotocha ampliata gn. n. et sp. n. and two additional new species Polyardis carinata sp. n. and Excerscentia alleghenyensis sp. n.. are also described and illustrated. The systematic model for the Lestremiidae includes three subfamilies: Catotrichinae, Lestremiinae, and Micromyinae. Separate keys to the genera for larvae and adults are also included. These keys incorporate newly discovered taxa from North America including extralimital genera.